Operatives of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), today, raided a company belonging to a former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio, in search of some hospital equipment meant for his Constituents but diverted to his personal use.
Senator Akpabio, who lost his bid to return to the Senate to represent Akwa Ibom North-West Senatorial District was said to own Nsemek Industries Limited, a private company located in his hometown, Ukana in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.
Some of the hospital equipment meant for Ukana Cottage Hospital were discovered to have been diverted to Nsemek Industries, which is being managed by Senator Akpabio’s younger brother, Nsentip Akpabio.
The hospital equipment include Dialysis machine, Computers, Anaesthetic machine, ECG Monitor, Oxygen regulator, among others, as well as two 15 KVA generators.
The equipment were part of items purchased through Constituency Project of Senator Akpabio.
The ICPC officials were said to have acted on a tip-off, swooping on the premises of Nsemek Industries today.
The recovered equipment are said to have been handed over to the management of the Ukana Cottage Hospital, the original beneficiary of the Constituency Project.